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Aviyal (Coconut and Yogurt Broth)

This is a lovely, light, South Indian dish which is cooked in an unusual way.

Serves: 4 | Ready in: 15

Aviyal (Coconut and Yogurt Broth)


  1. Grind together the coconut, garlic, chilli, cumin and salt.
  2. Bring the water to the boil in a large pan and simmer the vegetables until half cooked.
  3. Reduce the heat and add the ground coconut mixture, yoghurt and curry leaves to the water.
  4. Continue to simmer gently until the vegetables are cooked. Season with salt to taste.
  5. For a traditional finish, add the coconut oil and stir through before removing from the heat to enhance the flavour.